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say paul ciancia was dropped off by someone at lax before opening his bag, whipping out an assault rifle and shot gerardo i. hernandez at pointblank range. witnesses say sooens -- sooens walk said away -- paul ciancia walked away only to return and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. he left a note saying he was targeting security screeners. brian rooney has more from lax. >> we learnt a few more details. there is surveillance video of the internet - although it has not been released publicly. the fbi made a call for general video that people may have made inside the terminal. in the meantime paul ciancia faces charges that could bring him the death penalty. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk according to the federal bureau of investigation. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of the gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a note inside paul ciancia bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to call multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and stated he want to "instill fear into t
has been made against paul ciancia, the man that opened fire in terminal 3. more details emerged after the shating leaving one t.s.a. dead and others injured. brian rooney has more from lax. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the fbi. paul ciancia was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of friday's gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a neat inside paul ciancia's bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and state that he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and w
paul ciancia now faces federal charges that could lead to the death penalty. ciancia is in critical condition at a hospital in los angeles. this afternoon, the head of the t.s.a. and the widow of officer gerardo hernandez appeared at the airport to remember the first t.s.a. officer ever killed in the line of duty. in los angeles, carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: moments ago, federal authorities announced the man who opened fire on t.s.a. officers at l.a. international airport carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten that we found from the defendant that was signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of it, say officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain strande
to get away from the gunman. >> he was identified as paul ciancia from new jersey, saying he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and began to shoot at the tsa screening station, and seemed to be targetting employees. >> fired 20 yards away from the escalators. he was looking down, shooting. 10 plus shots, multiple shots towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and seriously injured. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to hope fire. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. there were additional rounds. the fact that the officers neutralised the threat as they did, there were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everyone in the terminal. >> the tsa officer, the first to die in the line of duty was declared dead at ronald regan hospital where several of the dead were taken. police scoured the area to make sure of no other dangers. 750 flights were affected. some never left lax, others never left other cities. passengers streamed
the suspect in the shooting at los angeles international airport. officers say paul ciancia opened fire on a t.s.a. agent, walked away briefly and returned to shoot him again. the 23-year-old allegedly left a note clearly saying he was targetting security screeners. joining us live from lax is brian rooney. what else have we learnt today? >> well, we have learnt a few more details. there is surveillance video of the incident. they have not released it publicly. the public made a call for video made inside the terminal. paul ciancia faces charges, in the meantime, that could bring him the death penalty. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unable to talk, according to the federal bureau of investigation. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of a gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a note inside paul ciancia' bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a concess decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them saying that he wanted to, "instill fear in their traitorous minds." >> paul ciancia went up the elevators, came down, shot gerardo i. hernandez again, kill
-old suspect paul ciancia whipped out an assault rifle, killing a tsa agent and wounding several others. >> investigators are following leads suggesting that paul ciancia had antigovernment sentiment and was targetting the tsa. brian rooney has more. >> cell phone video obtained by tmz caught the moment when panicked travellers at los angeles international airport ran for the door away from the gunm gunman. >> police identified the gunman as paul ciancia, and he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and targeted employees of the transport security administration. >> fired 20 yards away from the escalators. he's looking down, shooting multiple shots. i want to say 10 or 11 - 10-plus shots shooting towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and opened fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. >> there were additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralized the
rage on t.s.a. agents. brian rooney has more. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the fbi. paul ciancia was wounded in the face by plifs at the end -- police officers at the end of friday's gun battle at lax terminal 3. a note inside paul ciancia's bag gave insight into his graham of mind. >> he made a decision to kill multiple tas employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter stating he wanted to "ipp still fear into their traitorous minds." >> the federal bureau of investigation says paul ciancia shot gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint, went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again, killing hip. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaints says paul ciancia used a smith and weeson assault rifle, carried five hay capacity magazines and wounded three police officers. >> the federal bureau of investigation will build a ful
said tsa and i shook my head, and he kept going. >> police say airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screener are, and continued shooting, and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralised the threat, as they did, there were more than 100 rounds that could have killed everyone in the terminal today. >> currently a parpt is in critical -- patient is in critical condition, two in fair. >> police scoured the airport. 750 flights were affected. some that never left lax, and others that never left other cities. >> they had to evacuate to the other side of the terminal. they came through five minutes later and told us we were leaving. >> passengers came streaming out of lax, pulling luggage, looking
to get away from the gunman. he was identified as paul ciancia of new jersey. he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and shot at the tsa screening station, seeming to target employees of the transportation administration. >> he's looking down, shooting multiple shots by the escalator - 10, plus shots shooting towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came in to terminal three of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. >> there was additional rounds that this gunman had. the police officers were able to neutralise the threat as they did. there were more than 100 rounds that could have killed everybody in the terminal today. >> the tsa officer, the first to die in the line of duty was declared dead at ronald reagan u.c.l.a. hospital where several were taken. police scoured the area to be certain of no other dangers. 750 flights were affected, some never leaving lax, others not leaving other
the gunman as 23-year-old paul ciancia of new jersey. they say he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to shoot at the tsa screening station. he seemed to target employees of the transport security administration. >> he looked down, shooting multiple shots. 10-plus shots. >> police say airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and seriously wounded. >> a man came in to terminal 3 of the airport. he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal >> reporter: local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds of this gunman - that he had. the fact that the officers were able to neutralise the threat as they did, there were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everybody in the terminal today. >> the tsa officer, the first in the agency's short history to die in the line of duty was declared dead at the ronald reagan u.c.l.a. hospital. police scoured the airport for hours, to be certain there were no other dangers. almost 750 flights were affected - some never left
. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless task. much of the time you are an object of contempt for passengers as they watch you confiscate their toothpaste and if you blink too long, you risk letting something or someone dangerous through. but now, three days later, it's still unclear what the suspect's beef with tsa could have been. as stephanie elam reports. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting and we heard the initial gun shots. >>
is said to have made the conscious decision to kill many tsa agents. paul ciancia says he account aed alone and was dropped off at the airport by a friend. he killed a tsa agent and wounded three others. more than 24 hours after the shooting the airport says operations are back to normal. alex stone has the story from los angeles. >> 23-year-old paul ciancia lies underguard and unrespondtive in a hospital bed leaving behind a bloody trail to speak for him. >> he made the decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he said i want to instill fear on your minds in a letter. >> he did do that. >> a criminal complaint filed in federal court details his shooting spree. it says he entered terminal three with a bag holding a smith and wesson semiautomatic handgun. the complaint said as he moved up the escalator he looked back at the wounded officer and returned to shoot the officer again and killing him. ciancia shot down at least two more agents before four police bullets put him on the ground. >> it will be the decision of the attorney general of the united states whether or not to seek the
the suspected gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia , shot a t-s-a officer at point blank range. he then walked away, but returned moments later to shoot him again. kyung lah explains how the >> reporter: investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal 3 they don't know every step of paul ciancia's path thru the terminal >> "but here's what they do know. a roommate dropped him off at the airport. he entered at about 9:20 in the morning one of these entrances at terminal 3." according to pictures like this one as well as surveillance video, the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle, which ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of
.a.x. chaos, confusion, bloodshed. federal officials say a lone gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, a resident of los angeles from new jersey, walked inside the terminal, then pulled out this assault rifle from a bag. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where our tsa screeners are and continued shooting. they tracked the individual through the airport and engaged him in gunfire. >> reporter: police say the suspect killed a transportation security administration employee and wounded three other officers before continuing to fire rounds inside the terminal. >> the officers didn't -- i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and confronted this individual in our airport. >> reporter: screams in panic filled the terminal. >> there is a shooting in terminal 3. >> i just heard shots. the guy literally came in from the glass doors entering like nothing was wrong. just started shooting everyone. >> everyone dropped to the ground, started crawling along. just staying as low as possible. >> reporter: passengers poured onto the tarmac to escape the bloodshed. the mayhem unfol
to learn what they can about the 23-year-old suspect. police identified him as paul ciancia. overnight, we learned about a series of texts he sent to his family that concerned them so much, they contacted police. cnn's dan simon joins me from los angeles. dan, good morning. what's the latest on the bags left behind by those passengers who fled terminal 3? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, allison. first of all, you have a lot of luggage that was left behind. when the shooting happened, people just bolted for the exits and just dropped their bags and left their personal belongings, and as you can imagine, people are eager to retrieve their stuff. at one point, they were going to be allowed back into terminal 3 to retrieve their belongings, but that's been on hold. the fbi is still investigating this crime scene. it's a very large crime scene. and so, it is closed indefinitely. perhaps it will reopen later this afternoon, but we've not been told of the plans. >> you think about how all of this -- all played out yesterday, this gunman shooting up -- shooting up the terminal, basically. it soun
see a picture of him here. the fbi identified him as los angeles resident paul ciancia. police say ciancia was taken into custody after being shot multiple times in the chest. new images emerging of what appears to be the suspect handcuffed to a gurney. you can see that right here. tonight new images of the deadly l-a airport shooting suspect emerging. as we learn more about the victims he was targetting. and the t-s-a's next move to keep travellers safe. we now have more information on the alleged gunman who police say killed a tsa officer and shot 2 others friday at los angeles international airport. you can see a picture of him here. the fbi identified him as los angeles resident paul ciancia. police say ciancia was taken into custody after being shot multiple times in the chest. new images emerging of what appears to be the suspect handcuffed to a gurney. you can see that right here. now investigators have the difficult task of trying to piece together a motive behind the shooting at terminal 3. everyone on the floor. everyone on the floor now. the fbi investigation continues a
for a while. they believe paul ciancia acted alone, but can't say why he did it. >>> everyone on the floor. on the floor now. >> another look at that chilling exclusive cell phone video from tmz. seconds later as you can see, passengers poured out of the gate areas as police urged them to run outside. some of those passengers were injured trying to escape and get to safety. >> this was all happening at l.a.x., but there's a ripple effect across the world. flight delays and diversions from some of our local airports. we begin with impact at san jose. >> reporter: at least 27 flights between the bay area and l.a.x. have been cancelled. that number is expected to grow. >> i made a big circle. >> reporter: it's been a long day for a richmond resident. >> i started in oakland, was supposed to go to l.a.x., from l.a.x. to austin. ended up in ontario where they told us to get off the plane, go get our luggage, and recheck back in. so i'm back here. >> reporter: five hours of travel time only to end up back in the bay area. she's hoping to finally catch a flight to austin this evening. >> just tir
paul ciancia, carried multiple weapon's magazines and a chilling message. >> in the note handwritten we found from the defendant, it was signed by the defendant. we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of jirardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> and we're heartbroken. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gun fire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain stranded. their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> and i want to go home. >> reporter: paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all of my stuff was on the conveyer. i heard pow, pow, pow, the next shot and we all took off running. you can still hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say the 23- year-old paul ciancia shot his way through the security checkpoint killing tsa officer hernandez and wounding two others. >> you were taking off your shoes. >> yeah. >> and you started to run bare foot? >> that is it. >
a man who they say opened fire inside tear at los angeles international airport. police say paul ciancia was dropped off at lax before he opened his bag, whipped out an assault rifle and shot gerardo i. hernandez. paul ciancia walked away only to return and shoot gerardo i. hernandez again. killing the veteran and father of two and injured others. the 22-year-old is in police custody at a hospital and could face the death penalty. >> the healthcare.gov is down again for maintenance right
. >> murder charges have been laid against paul ciancia, the man that opened fire in the los angeles international airport. new detail emerged about the shooting leaving one t.s.a. dead and other wounded. the shooter was clearly intent on taking out his rage on t.s.a. agents. investigators found a note he allegedly wrote saying he intended to target t.s.a. screeners. next - an update on our top story and saying goodbye to an american hero, a true pioneer. story and saying goodbye to a >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. . major developments on syria coming out of a meeting between secretary of state john kerry and egyptian officials. the leaders came up with an initiative on the crisis in syria for the geneva ii conference. it will be given to the arab foreign minister later today. >> fact stan is ree -- pack stan is re-evaluating its relationship with the united states after a drone strike killed a top taliban official. >> and charges laid against paul ciancia, for the shooting rampage at los angeles international airport. >> two kenyans won t
a shadow over rec conso man reconn efforts. >> murder charges have been filed against paul ciancia the man that opened fire inside of s angeles international airport. officals say the shooter was clearly inten intent on taking s rage on tsn agentses. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk according to the fbi. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the eastbound oeastbound -- end of friday's gn battle in lax's terminal three. a note inside of his bag gave insight to his frame of mind. he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds". he shot hernandez at the screening checkpoint and went up the elevateo are and came down and shot him again killing him. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i'm truly devastated. and we are all heart broken and we'll miss him dearly. the federal criminal complaint says ciancia used a smith and wesson assault rifle a
it was 23 year o paul ciancia who killed one agent and investigators fo >>> we learned more about the l.a.x. shooting. >> reporter: scoot green was right there when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> he had the gun down like this and took two shots. >> reporter: 23-year-old paul ciancia who wounded two people and killed a tsa agent. police found a note in his bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents. but they have not found any incidents where he had trouble with tsa. >> he was a calm passenger. >> reporter: he saw him walk in with an assault rifle. he tuesday could have been worse. >> 100 people under benches around him hiding and so if he really wanted to continue to shoot he could of. i heard he was targeling tsa so maybe he was not looking for regular customers. >> passengers went passed the scenes of the shooting and tsa agent his black bans on their badges in memory of their fallen colleague. back to you. >> the suspect is under 24-hour armed guard in the hospital. before he went under sedation the authorities told him he acted alone.
. what's still unclear, what drove 23-year-old paul ciancia to target tsa. the report for wjz from la with the latest. >> a spokesperson read a statement from the family of the los angeles international airport shooting suspect. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. >> officials say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into terminal 3 of the airport on friday, pulling a suitcase with a backpack on top. there were holes in both pieces of luggage. he pulled the gun out and opened fire on tsa officer gerardo hernandez killing him. he also shot two other tsa employees and a passenger before airport police shot him four times. according to court documents ciancia left a letter saying he made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees to instill fear. the letter also talked about how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. >> lax has opened but the attack is raising questions about security at america's third largest airport. >> like many passengers noah was stopped at a police check point.
. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia. the suspect had a note with an antitsa rant on it and his fear of a new world order. our affiliate got the exclusive video and they are reporting it appears to show the suspect handcuffed. cnn cannot confirm who it is. passengers are reclaiming bags abandoned in the panic. i want to get to l.a.x. with more information on the victim. >> reporter: well, don, we heard from the widow are the excruciating details of a man who by every measure was trying to live the american dream. he was talking about how he was from el salve dor and moved here at 15 years old. he went to high school here and married his high school sweetheart. they had two children. they married on valentine's day. they had two children and filled with pride at a job protecting america's airplanes. this is a lot for his wife to digest and the workers at l.a.x. to digest as well. if you go up to a tsa officer here in los angeles you will see on their badges is a black stripe. that is signifying one of their fallen officers. this is, don, the first time tsa lost an officer like this. don? >> ts
at an airport. authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia left a note at the crime scene indicating whom he was targetting. >> the defendant paul ciancia - we are looking into his background. i know you have a lot of questions on his background. we are still examining that. that is an extensive process, it will take time. we do know, based on the complaint, that he - and based on evidence we reviewed - that he targeted specifically tsa officers. his intent was clear in his note - we did recover a note at the crime scene. in that note he indicated his anger and his malice - i would say - towards the tsa officers. there is a video of the accident as stated in the complaint. that video shows the defendant's activities during the crime yesterday. >> brian rooney joins us live from lax. what else did we learn today? >> well, they are getting into this. one thing we don't know is exactly why he tarted tsa -- targeted tsa agents. we don't know that he had a bad experience or worked for the tsa. that is still somewhat of a mystery. someone who has not gotten as much mention is the man who was kille
.b.i. agents are calling paul ciancia's last known address in sun valley area which is out of the of los angeles. they say he lived here after spending the majority his life in new jersey. here is a look at man, paul ciancia, just 23-year-old, an unemployed motorcycle technician. on friday, according to the f.b.i., he was shot four times by airport police, arrested and hospitalized. authorities say he was dropped off at lax and began hunting t.s.a. agents to kill. he succeeded. the shooting spree caused 1,500 flight flight to be delayed and cancels with thousands forced to evacuate the airport. we spoke to a neighbor near his apartment who said his wife was home when the f.b.i. stormed his hope the. >> they remain forked in here and starting headed back here. she didn't know what to think. it seemed like this were 50 of them. >> they got here right after the shooting 'til about 1:00 o'clock in the morning. >> ciancia is accused of murdering 39-year-old t.s.a. agent hernandez and injuring two other t.s.a. agents and shot a high school teacher in the leg. the f.b.i. found a note on ciancia
an acquaintance of paul ciancia for the first time. >> and the woman accused of killing a couple in menlo park is supposed to be in court this morning. the court date keeps being pushed back due to medical issues. her blood alcohol level was apparently twice the legal limit in the october 24th crash. >>> here's elizabeth with traffic. >> and right now tow crews are working to clear a couple of cars approaching pinole valley road. the accident is causing a few delays. one lane is blocked. the back-ups extend looks like into hercules maybe for a couple of exits. here is a live look past the accident scene. everything is moving okay through berkeley. highway 4 looks like this. pretty typical staff off the -- stuff off the anitoch bridge. things improve towards pittsburgh bay point. a quick check at the bay bridge toll plaza. looks like they just switched on the metering lights. it's quickly backing up. looks like we are backed up in the fast track lanes beyond that first overcrossing in the distance. ten minutes to get on to the bay bridge. bart on time. they have more than 40 all reporting no de
information, a friend of paul ciancia speaking out. hatred toward the tsa and how police missed him by just hours. >> he has a bag, gets in the car. off they go. and a short time later, a knock at the door. police. >> yes, police. >> plus, a car repo? not unusual. a car recall and replace the part doesn't come in for six months? wait. what? honda saying drivers should just work around the problem. is that really safe? >>> also -- >> wings came off. they were on fire. >> 12,000 feet in the air, two planes full of skydivers collide. >> the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >>> and soccer fans so bad they set their rival's stadium on fire during the game. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we now have a better idea of just how troubled l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia was days before friday's deadly rampage. today he is in critical condition and a source says he is unable to speak to investigators. but a woman who knows ciancia, and his three roommates, spoke with cnn. she says a troubled ciancia
say the shooter is a 23-year-old paul ciancia from new jersey this, video shows passengers running for safety. the gunfired inside los angeles international airport. it all began around 9:30 this morning just outside of the security area at terminal three. the gunman began firing, killing a tsa officer, the first tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. a second tsa officer was shot and five others wound and taken to the hospital. police say he was carrying a note saying he wanted to kill tsa employees, and quote, pigs referring to police. passengers say it was a chaotic scene, people ran through metal detectors and into terminals others running on to tarmac. thousands of flights across the country have been cancelled or delay delayed. no planes heading to lax were allowed to take off. flights already in the air were diverted to other airports. now, this news the faa ban on flights to lax just listed minutes ago. terminal three remains closed for the investigation. in the newsroom, abc7 news. >> take a look at this google earth map of southern california. and the los angeles ar
his name, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, and word this evening his family reportedly had been in touch with authorities beforehand. a note found at the scene reportedly believed to have included anti-government beliefs. among his victims a tsa officer shot and killed. the first tsa officer ever killed in line of duty. these are aerial pictures from our station in los angeles kabc, and this evening one of the nation's busiest airports with a heavy police presence, we have team coverage here on the fast moving investigation. we lead off with david wright. on the scene. >> reporter: panicked rush hour here at the nation's third busiest airport. and a terrifying announcement. >> we have a shooting in terminal 3. >> reporter: at 9:20 a.m. the suspect marched up to the check point in terminal 3, pulled out a high powered rifle and opened fire. >> first shot went out, and i mean, it was a loud bang. >> reporter: nick pugh had shown his id at the terminal 3 screening area. did people panic? >> everybody panicked, everybody dropped to the ground and crawled across the ground really qui
at l.a.x. today, f.b.i. agents were at the apartment where paul anthony ciancia has been living outside of los angeles. they escorted one of his roommates to his cartelling reporters they needed to interview him. armando basco is his neighbor. >> we never thought -- he's a very quiet guy. >> reporter: since being wheeled into the hospital friday, ciancia has been heavily sedated and unable to talk. this picture was taken moments after police shot him to end the rampage. that's when they say ciancia told them that he acted alone and was dropped off at the airport by a friend. police also found a hand-written letter in his bag. in its ciancia wrote he made the conscious decision to try to kill multiple t.s.a. employees in order to instill fear in your traitorous minds. he mentionedded a new world order and mocked former homeland security secretary janet napolitano. the assault rifle he allegedly used in the shooting was purchased legally in california. paul ciancia grew up in pensville, new jersey, classmates at his c.a.t. like high school say he was quiet and unremarkable. today ciancia'
is identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles who also has roots in new jersey. a note found in his bag may hold a clue to the motive and john miller will have more about that, but first we'll go to carter evens at l.a.x. >> reporter: stranded passengers are still scattered across the airport. when the shooting started this morning people ran for cover. some hid under ticket counters, others even ran out on to the tarmac and hid under a plane until the shooting stopped. the police calls at 9:20 a.m. in the middle of the morning rush at los angeles international. >> dark blue or black clothing. >> reporter: passengers inside terminal three describe shots and a stampede of terrified people heading toward tkwaors leading to the carmack. >> i didn't see his face. i just saw the gun. and i was terrified. and like everybody else was. we were all just on the ground. >> reporter: the shooting began at a tsa check point. the suspect pulled a semi automatic rifle out of its bag. los angeles police chief. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shoo ent
captures the panic after the suspect identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia approached the check point and pulled a semiautomatic rifle from the bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded three others. >> it was a loud bang. >> everyone panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officers. he was wearing a blue uniform and helped from the scene holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me and said tsa with a question mark and i just shook my head and he kept going. >> reporter: passengers huddled for cover in bathrooms and others dashed for the exits. >> the kids, the seniors are like oh my goodness. i want to help them, but i want to cover myself. >> reporter: finally -- >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal and that is where an officer involved shooting occurred. >> reporter: the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. diswhrie were a hundred more -- >> there were a hundred more rounds that could have literally killed everybod
as 23-year-old paul ciancia approached the check point and pulled a semiautomatic rifle from the bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded three others. >> it was a loud bang. >> everyone panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officers. he was wearing a blue uniform and helped from the scene holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me and said tsa with a question mark and i just shook my head and he kept going. >> reporter: passengers huddled for cover in bathrooms and others dashed for the exits. >> the kids, the seniors are like oh my goodness. i want to help them, but i want to cover myself. >> reporter: finally -- >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal and that is where an officer involved shooting occurred. >> reporter: the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. diswhrie were a hundred more -- >> there were a hundred more rounds that could have literally killed everybody in that terminal. >> reporter: terminal 3 was ta
learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a federal law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in los angeles, but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pennsville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it, and that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shots rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan simon reports on how it all happened and the personal stories of the people who had to run for their lives. >> this is going to be a major, major incident, working here at l. l.a.x. >> reporter: los angeles international airport, 9:20 a.m. local time. the fbi says 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia enters terminal 3, pulls
angeles that charges the defendant paul anthony ciancia with the commission of two felonies on november 1. >> the charges against the alleged gunman are quite serious. he could face the death penalty if convicted. paul ciancia remains in critical condition tonight. he was shot in the head by l.a.x. police. >>> we also heard for the first time from the family of one of the victims. teri okita has the tsa agent's widow's reaction as well as new details on the investigation. >> reporter: the widow of the fallen officer spoke to the media saturday. >> gerardo would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated and we are all heartbroken. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed his condolences on behalf of the agency. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car, on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a
officer. paul ciancia is in critical condition. a woman who says she knows him well is filling in some of the blanks telling cnn what he might have been thinking and doing shortly before the incident. we have that exclusive angle to the story. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, kate. this woman has a fascinating story to tell. it is amazing she is an ordinary woman that found herself in an extraordinary circumstance. she wants to remain anonymous. she doesn't want her life associated with paul ciancia. days before this rampage, this woman says ciancia was already plotting his crime. >> he asked whether he could have a ride to the zblarpt why did he need a ride? >> he was going back home, his dad was sick. he had family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> he mentioned what day he had to leave. >> reporter: she says he rarely left his san fernando apartment, describing him as socially awkward and a heavy smoker f. day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, it took his roommate by surprise. >> that morning, he doesn't knock, just opens the door and says i need to
at los angeles international airport, paul ciancia sent his family messages, some suggesting that he would commit suicide. the family alerted authorities who asked lapd to do a welfare check. they responded within six minutes of getting that call, but it was still too late. >> this was after the incident occurred, and it's dozens of miles away from where lax is, so our officers didn't make the connection. >> reporter: but ciancia was already gone. we spoke exclusively to a woman who knows ciancia and his roommates. >> their third roommate comes back and says i just dropped paul at lax. and they just knew. i think he just dropped off paul to a shooting. >> reporter: he entered the terminal armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. they recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill tsa officers. he shot geraldo hernandez at point blank range. then he went up an escalator. but after spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause. so i looked down the escalator,
the l.a.x. shooter was gunned down, paul ciancia told him he acted alone. >> it isn't clear why he targeted tsa officers. what he left behind indicated he was willing to kill any of them that crossed his path. here's abc's david wright. >> moments before all of this, abc news learned paul ciancia's roommate dropped him off at l.a.x., thinking ciancia just had to catch a flight. instead what unfolded was a cold-blood attack. video surveillance shows ciancia walking up to the checkpoint at terminal three, pulling a smith & wesson out of his bag, and firing multiple shots at pointblank range at an officer. he looked back at the wounded officer, who appeared in video to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says paul ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot his way through the terminal. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the fbi said his bag contained five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter signed by ciancia, addressing the tsa directly, saying, "he hoped to instill fare on your tra
the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on th
, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded u
to normal. >> the question remains. why did he do it? police say 23-year-old paul ciancia brought a rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition to los angeles airport. this tmz video shows frantic passengers freeing terminal 3. they say he pulled the rifle from his back and opened fire at a security check point. one officer was killed and two others wounded. >> one guy. a single man with a gun demonstrated the worst of human nature. >> those who could ran. others huddled in the bathroom stalls. >> i was scared that maybe he was going to come towards me and my husband. >> police stepped in, shooting him four times before taking him into custody. law enforcement sources said he carried a note expressing anger and frustration at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for others and worried for them when his own home was robbed. >> he said be careful because people came in my house and got all kinds of stuff. i was told you have kids of him. it was nice of him. >> his brother indicated
about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wounded when 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is just one of the agencies investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to make multiple tsa employees. >> and it could
. the suspected gunman paul ciancia allegedly shot a tsa officer at point-blank range, went up the escalator, came down and shot him again. he's charged with murdering a federal officer and could face the death penalty. he was not a ticketed passenger but dropped off at the airport before the shooting. as reporter carter-of-ans tell us, he had more than one women. >> the man carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten by the defendant and signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the widow spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we're all heartbroken and. >> reporter: many passengers remain stranded. their belongings inside the terminal they were flowing from. >> i want to go home and -- >> reporter: he's gone home to missouri. >> it was on the convey or and heard the next shop and i took off running. you can hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old paul ciancia shot his way through
are learning more about the. los angeles international shooting. paul ciancia. he mentioned killing tsa agents and how easy it is to get a gun. a tsa officer was killed and four others were hurt in that rarampage. paul ciancia has been charged with murder and could face the death penalty. >> the leader of the m-23 rebels declared a ceasefire. as they retreat the troops are finding mass graves chess t cloe uganda border. the fighting is not yet over. >> this patch of bush next to a former m-23 rebel base looks like any other in eastern congo. something more sinister lies within. this seale sowed soldier leads n that was buried in a shallow grave. he died recently and the smell is unpleasant. hhe died with his arms tied behind his back and his legs tied. it looks like he was executed. are there were four more bodies visible in this hole. before heavy rain buried them in mud. there are many more in the surrounding bush. it looks like he was executed. nearby soldiers in villages say there were four more body visible in this hole before heavy rain buried them in mud. and they say there are many mor
. the violence and panic inside one of america's busiest airports. and here he is. 23-year-old paul ciancia. he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds into los angeles international airport yesterday morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasi
pasajeros corren luego que escuihcaran disparos javier hernández 39 años un agente de tsa muere . >>> paul ciancia (sospechoso del tiroteo en los angeles, 23 años) esta en condición critica. >>> más detalles. >>> esto es un caos, he venido 50 veces y no imaginaba esto. >>> con maletas y a caminar no pueden dar credito . >>> es una peregrinacion. >>> se realiza conferencia de prensa para la seguiridad. >>> es prueba de nuestro valor, ahora se reabre aeropuerto. >>> por varias horas, calles y accesos cerrados. >>> estamos con las calles cerradas. >>> además la policía permanecera para tranquilizar a la gente, policías tratan de explicar, los pasajeros solo están deseperados. >>> debido a esto el aeropuerto de san francisco pone más policías, los pasajeros enfrentan retrasos. >>> nadie rebiza nada, la seguiridad debe comenzar antes al aeropuerto. >>> oficiales informan que monitorean hasta nuevo aviso. >>> tragedia en el aeropuerto. >>> abogado de andy lópez desde gastos no especificados. >>> en (nombre en inglés) arrestan hombre de 20 años por atropellar a dos obreros el de 26 e
affiliate kcal and kcbs got this exclusive video, and it purportedly showing paul ciancia handcuffed to a stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who that person is on that stretcher. video from inside the terminal moments after shots were fired did show how chaotic it was. >> on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! [ shouts ] >> chill, chill, chill, chill! >> passengers ran for their lives as officers screamed to get down and get out. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together of the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and an reference to a new world order. chris lawrence is in pennsville, new jersey, where the suspect is from. chris, his family members and even those who know him have been saying a little bit about him and how surprised they are about these events that unfolded yesterday. >> reporter: that's right. i mean, it came as a complete shock to a lot of people here who knew the family. but when you dig a little deeper, fred, and try to find people who were
terrorized passengers at l.a.x. the fbi digging for a motive, looking into why they say paul ciancia shot three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an
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